DR DANIEL PHANG
Consultant Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician
Affinity Pain Clinic
Dr Daniel is a Singapore-certified anaesthesiologist and pain management physician. In his anaesthetic practice, he has a keen interest in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia and nerve blocks as an option apart from general anaesthetic and to manage surgical pain. Besides anaesthesiology, he is proficient in assessing and managing pain conditions through the use of image-guided intervention. These conditions range from musculoskeletal and mechanical, to degenerative, accident-related or caused by various disease and illness.
Dr Daniel is a firm believer that ultrasound guided assessment and intervention enhances bedside assessment and care of patients in acute and chronic pain. It reduces procedural time and is more accurate in identifying areas causing pain.
Dr Daniel obtained his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 2005 and completed his Anaesthesiology training in 2015. In 2016, he completed a year-long Pain Management fellowship with the renowned Toronto Western Hospital. This institution are pioneers of ultrasound-guided and evidence-based pain medicine practice. He was mentored by Prof Philip Peng and Dr Anuj Bhatia, world renowned names in pain management. During that year, he attended in various North American courses to round out his training. These courses were led by Prof Samer Narouze, Prof Andrea Trescott among other luminaries in the pain management arena. He achieved the Certification in Pain Sonology (CIPS) with the World Institute of Pain in 2017. As a consultant in Singapore General Hospital, he was actively involved in education, where he arranged and gave regular lectures on pain management topics.
He was a Council Member of the Pain Association of Singapore and organised the 2018 workshop for ultrasound pain intervention. He has also been invited as lecturer and faculty for the prestigious NYSORA workshops and in the region. Apart from Pain Management and Anaesthesiology, Dr Daniel was previously a medical officer with the Singapore Armed Forces where he was involved in repatriation and field surgery.